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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 14, 2010 9:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: From Coltrane through Wes to Garcia's Head ?

I am on a serious jazz guitar bender ( suggestions always welcome ).

These are fairly new , put up 4 - 5 - 10 . The quality of these vids is incredible . The only downfall is the length of Impressions , shortened by the necessities of television .
A take from John Coltrane's , " Impressions " , by a guitarist Garcia had to be listening to in the early '60's , Wes Montgomery .
Montgomery's fluid improvisational style , not needing to play all the notes , and mellow feel could describe someone else we know and love . Wes played with an an assured touch and a tone all his own . I feel that b/c of his short life ( 44 ) and late fame ( 35 ) he is somehow overlooked behind Django and Christian . That I am sure history is already correcting .
This is from March 1965 in Belgium ,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFlTUEz0xpI

The next offering is music written by Jimmy Van Heusen . . Able to stretch out , this song is more indicative of Wes's sound then the famous , but shortened "Impressions" above . From the same session , here is , "There's That Rainy Day" ,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAcKDMyNE6o&;feature=related

This post was modified by micah6vs8 on 2010-09-15 04:49:59

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Poster: Skobud Date: Sep 15, 2010 8:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From Coltrane through Wes to Garcia's Head ?

Hey Micah'

I would suggest Grant Green's Matador and Idle Moments...Two incredible albums...I would also suggest Kenny Burrell. The man is amazing. He is my favorite jazz guitarist and he plays a monster of an axe, the Gibson Super 400 CES

http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Archtop/Gibson-Custom/Super-400-CES.aspx

Midnight Blue is his most famous album and definately his best. I have read that Midnight Blue was Alfred Lion's(the founder of Blue Note) favorite record. He also did an album with Coltrane which is phenominal as well. It is simply called Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane. I would suggest all four of these albums to anyone who plays or loves the guitar in general. These guys are amongst the best of the best Jazz guitar players imo. Peace.

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Poster: ChefChappy Date: Sep 15, 2010 11:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From Coltrane through Wes to Garcia's Head ?

I mentioned him a few times in the forum lately, but my wife and I are big Stanley Jordan fans.

Also, check out Alexis P Suter. More blues and soul than jazz, but when we saw her on the recommendation of one of my students recently we were BLOWN away.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgRU9Az48M0&;feature=related

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Poster: Yankee9 Date: Sep 14, 2010 10:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From Coltrane through Wes to Garcia's Head ?

Here is a link to what I believe to be the best Wes Montgomery "Live" album release. The show is from a coffee house in Berkeley. Wes borrowed the Miles Davis Quintet while they were in town for a tour. Miles, of course was above it all.

http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/7361511/a/Full+House.htm

This post was modified by Yankee9 on 2010-09-15 05:28:28

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Sep 15, 2010 7:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From Coltrane through Wes to Garcia's Head ?

Great album . The other great "Miles-less" album I can think of is the 1957 "Art Pepper meets the Rhythm Section" . And the 60's rhythm section recordings, under Herbie Hancock ,"Empyrean Isles", and "Maiden Voyage" . I am sure there are others I am forgetting . Serious jazzbos feel free to chime in .

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Sep 15, 2010 1:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From Coltrane through Wes to Garcia's Head ?

Joe Pass? AlDiMeola? John McLaughlin? Django?

How the heck does he do that with only his thumb? Wow!

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Poster: jds121291 Date: Sep 15, 2010 7:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From Coltrane through Wes to Garcia's Head ?

haha so am i. mclauglin, meola, beck, metheny, all kinds.

oh and jaco pastorius is fantasic, but i'm sure a lot of you already knew that.

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Poster: paulm235 Date: Sep 15, 2010 8:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From Coltrane through Wes to Garcia's Head ?

I'm Sure everyone knows but The Dynamic Duo Jimmy Smith and Wes is the best.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 15, 2010 9:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: From Coltrane through Wes to Garcia's Head ?

Welcome and have fun .

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